Week Beginning 1-4-2019.
In Nursery this week we have been learning about Easter, with Mrs Hughes at the writing table we have been colouring in an Easter egg picture, we named the colours that we had used and then had a talk about what we know about Easter - we know lots about the Easter bunny!
For International schools week, we have started to learn about Uganda, we have talked about why we are bringing in shoes and who we are going to share them with. To help us think and talk about this we have been making footprints in the water tray by painting the soles of wellington boots. The prints look lovely and we are going to use them about the classroom. Next week we are going to look at the flag of Uganda and the welsh flag.
We have been reading the Easter story from the Bible, some parts made us very sad but we have all listened very carefully and we will continue with the story next week.
Week Beginning - 1-4-19
Our Forest school day.
Week beginning – 25-3-19
This week in Nursery, we have been busy making a card for our Mum’s and talking about how much we love our Mum’s and Nans.
We have really enjoyed the lovely sunny weather and have been playing outside in the sand, on the climbing frame and in the play house.
In the classroom, we have changed the animals in the vets to farm animals – we have had lots of poorly cows and pigs, but they have been very well looked after. In the sand we have been hunting for magnetic letters. In the blocks we have been building a farm, using our new farm yard mat – we were very excited. At the writing table, as well as drawing and chatting with Mrs Hughes about our Mums and Nans we have been learning and writing the letter ‘h’. At the number table we have been looking at Number 5.
On Monday, we will start our week with Forest schools – we are going on a Bug hunt, throughout the week we will be constructing a Bug house in our Nursery garden.
We would like to wish you all a very happy weekend.
Week Beginning – 4-3-19
Welcome back! We hope you all had a lovely holiday; our topic for this half term is ‘Animals and Spring time’
We started our topic by having a chat about what we would like to learn about in our new topic – we all had lots of ideas! Stanley wanted to plant purple seeds, because purple is his favourite colour. Joshua would like to grow a tree with leaves on and George and Riley would like to play outside with their coats on and go on the bikes.
We have decided to set up our role play area as a vet, so we have been sharing our ideas with Mrs Lacey and Mrs Pritchard. Next week we will be treating zoo animals in our vets.
With Mrs Hughes we have been looking at 2D shapes, in our Busy books we have been drawing a welsh lady or man with 2D shapes.
Outside during our Forest school sessions, we looked in our garden and planned what we would like to do over the next few weeks. We all think that we need to tidy up and do some weeding.
To end our week on Friday, we decided to have a dance to Baby shark – what a happy way to end our week.
Week beginning – 18-2-19.
In Nursery this week we have been learning about Wales.
On our easels we have been colouring and drawing welsh themed pictures, and printing with leeks!
On the cutting and sticking table we have been making daffodils, after making our Valentine’s Day cards last week, lots of the children had asked to continue with the cutting and sticking activity so together we planned a daffodil making activity that extended the activity. The daffodils look lovely across our classroom.
At the number table we have been looking at numbered dragons, we have been telling Mrs Hughes what the number on the dragon is and then matching the number.
We ended our week by wearing our wonderful welsh costumes. I’m sure that you will agree that we all look wonderful.
We would like to wish you all a very happy half term holiday.
Week beginning – 11-2-19
Our week started with our Forest school session, each of the Nursery classes had decided what they wanted to do – this included enjoying a walk in our school playgrounds, visiting the chickens (counting and chatting to our lovely ladies)
We looked at the pond…we looked for crocodiles! We didn’t see any, but decided that there may be frogs in there and hoped that the ducks might return to the pond soon.
We made small collections of sticks, leaves and stones to use in our tough spot activity.
This week we have also been making our Valentine’s Day cards – we sat at the cutting and sticking table, with glue and paper cuttings we filled a paper heart. Mrs Pritchard and Mrs Lacey discussed our colours with us.
With Mrs Hughes, we practised writing our names for inside our cards and thought of messages for the people we love…
“I love my sister, she is very beautiful,”
“I love Granny and Grandad, they play snakes and ladders with me,”
“I love Mummy and Daddy because they bring me to school on my scooter,”
“I love my Mummy…because I love Mummy; she does the cooking…sweet corn!”
Week Beginning – 4-2-19
Language, Literacy and Communication focus week –
A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
This week we have been learning all about a ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’, all of our activities and playing has been based around the play.
With Mrs Hughes we have been talking about our dreams, we drew a picture of our dreams and Mrs Hughes wrote down a sentence to describe our dreams.
In the block area, we have been retelling the play with stick puppets. It has been a little tricky to remember all the character names but we have tried really hard.
At the cutting sticking table we have been making dream catchers by threading hoops, pasta and blocks.
In the water we have been getting our baby dolls ready for bed by giving them a bubble bath and washing them with sponges.
Our letter this week has been ‘k’, we are all trying very hard to learn our letter sounds and formation rhymes. Next week, we will be learning the letter ’u’.
In P.E we did a warm up, recited a snowflake rhyme and did some actions, we really enjoyed it and wanted to do it again and again.
For our Forest school session next Monday the children have had a chat and have decided what we are going to do. Ideas included – going for a walk to see the chickens, looking for snow and building a snowman and collecting twigs to make animals and bugs. All super ideas.
Week Beginning - 21-1-19
In Nursery this week we have been thinking about the birds in the winter time, we have made bird feeders by threading hoops onto pipe cleaners and during our next Forest school session we are going to place the feeders around the school grounds.
We all very much enjoyed the snow earlier in the week (we almost all of us - Mrs Hughes wasn't very happy!) Outside we have been playing on the large play equipment, in the sand, in our play house and drawing on the blackboard with water and paintbrushes.
Inside the classroom we have been investigating ice in our water tray, we decided to put some water balloons in the fridge and some in the freezer. We have had some very cold fingers! We have decided to continue this next week, Thomas and Grace would like to put the ice balloons into water to see what happens to them.
Together we have been learning the Lord's prayer, we started by listening to the prayer and we are now joining in with familiar parts. With Mrs Hughes, we have been investigating the number 1, we have been writing the number and counting 1 cube to put onto a tower.
Week Beginning 14-1-19.
We started our week with our Forest School session, we read a winter information book. We talked about the winter time - about the weather, our clothes, what we might see, hear and feel on our winter walk.
Here are a collection of our photos...
Week beginning 7-1-19
Welcome back to school, we would all like to wish you a very Happy New year and thank you all for your lovely cards, gifts and good wishes for Christmas. We hope you all had a wonderful holiday and have a very happy and peaceful new year.
Our topic for this half term is 'Winter time', we started our topic by having a chat about what we already know about the winter time.
We have set up our role play area as a Winter shop, in the play dough we have had snow flakes and glitter to make snow flakes. With Mrs Hughes we have been writing a Thank you letter for our lovely presents, we have had a lovely chat about our holiday and presents. We have put our letters into our Busy books.
Outside we have been playing on the bikes and scooters and building in the construction area.
We are looking forward to our Forest School session on Monday, we are going to go on a Winter Hunt to see what we can find and make a display for our board in the corridor.
Christmas Jumper Day.
Week beginning - 26-11-18
This week in Nursery we started our week by playing on the bikes, scooters and cars outside with Mrs Lacey. We wen tout in our small groups and enjoyed ourselves, although we had to wrap up warm!
With Mrs Hughes, we finished our shape bears and then we did a Busy job in our books, we drew a picture and chatted to Mrs Hughes about it, and Mrs Hughes wrote our words into our books. We finished our job by writing over our names.
With Mrs Pritchard we have made a Christmas display of Jesus in the manger, we have read the story in the Bible.
All week we have been practicing our songs and actions for the Nativity play. We have been listening and singing beautifully.
Week Beginning - 5-11-18
Welcome back to school, we hope that you have had a lovely holiday and we are looking forward to the next half term. Our topic for this half term is 'Me and My home'. This week we have a focus week, thinking about Remembrance Day.
We started our week by watching a power point about 'Poppies', we discussed why we wear them and what they mean. We all listened beautifully and made Mrs Hughes very proud. Our activities in Nursery this week are -
At the writing table, we are working with Mrs Hughes. We are learning all about the letter 'p' (sound and formation) and we are making a print of a poppy with a potato. We are thinking about and discussing "Why do we wear a poppy?" and Mrs Hughes is annotating our work.
In the sand we are counting, sorting and investigating poppies.
In the play dough we have an assortment of resources to decorate a poppy.
On the cutting and sticking table we are making a shape poppy, by using squares and rectangles.
Our Role play area has been changed into the Three Bears Cottage (both inside and out) and we have been sharing our ideas of how we can make the cottages even better over the next few weeks.
We will share our photos at the end of the week.
Week Beginning - 22-10-18.
As the end of our first half term comes to an end, we would like to thank you all for your continued support. It has been lovely getting to know all of our families, the Parent's evenings and day was also a lovely opportunity to share how well we have all settled into Nursery life.
After speaking to parents at the door and during the parent's meetings, the idea of using the class page to share our plans at the start of each week was suggested, for example "What letter sound we are working on, what skills we are looking at in Numeracy?" etc. Therefore at I will start to do this at the beginning of each week and continue to do our review of the week each Friday.
Also, during the Parent's meetings, many parents asked about our prayer and requested a copy to say at home - Our prayer is called 'Mae'n amser mynd adref' - 'It's time to go home'
Ma'en amser mynd adref, (It's time to go home)
Diolch am ffrindiau, (Thank you for our friends)
Diloch am ffrindiau, (Thank you for our friends)
Diolch o diolch yn fawr. (Thank you, Thank you very much)
During the next half term we will be listening to and saying the Lord's Prayer.
We wish you all a very happy holiday and look forward to seeing you on Tuesday,6th November.
Week beginning 15-10-18.
In Nursery this week we have been thinking all about animals that are getting ready to go to sleep in the winter time.
We started our week with our Forest school session, we decided that we would like to tidy up our Nursery garden for our first session. On Monday we all went outside in our small groups to start to tidy and plan our garden. We put on our gardening gloves and set to work.
As we worked we chatted about what we would like to do with our garden this year, ideas included... planting flowers, seeds, vegetables and different types of fruit including bananas.
Some boys and girls would like an area of the garden to dig in when we play outside and others liked the idea of the dinosaur world we created last year. We will be busy working on our ideas over the next few weeks. But I'm sure you agree that the garden area looks much better for all our hard work.
For our D.C.F focus week in school we have been using the interactive whiteboard to do the register, Mrs Hughes has had some help from Nursery to do the register as you can see in the photographs. On the i-pads we have used a letter formation app to help us form our letters. During the forest school sessions, Mrs Lacey and the children have been taking photos on the i-pads of their hard work from start to finish.
Next week we will continue with our Autumn / animal theme, and we will share some more photographs of our first half term in Nursery.
Week beginning 8/10/18 - Harvest
This week in Nursery we have been celebrating ‘Harvest’, we have been investigating lots of different vegetables in our learning areas, both indoors and outside.
On Monday we practised finding and putting on our coats, we were all super and made Mrs Hughes very proud.
This week Mrs Lacey has been helping us to ‘play and chose’ – ‘Dewis a chware’ inside the Nursery classroom. In the play dough we have been printing with potatoes, carrots broccoli and green beans. In the water and sand we have been sorting and counting our vegetables. With Mrs Hughes, we have been counting how many carrots we have got for Tom and Jerry to eat. In the block area / construction we have made a vegetable garden with a visiting hedgehog - Aila’s lovely idea.
During our outdoor time, we have been busy playing and choosing in all areas and Mrs Pritchard has been chatting to us about our favourite nursery toys and activities.
We have continued learning our Read, Write, Inc. sessions and this week our letter has been ‘a’. We are all very much enjoying our Read, write Inc. time,
On Monday we have our Forest school session; we have all decided to work in our Nursery garden. We will take some before and after photographs. Please wear warm / water proof clothing. No wellingtons are need for this week’s activity.
Welcome to Ewloe Green Nursery, our first week started with home visits, thank you for inviting us into your homes and starting our Nursery journey together.
This week we have started our staggered entry sessions, and what a lovely week we have had. After one or two tears at the door, we have all settled in happily and are quickly learning the Nursery routines and timetable.
Our Nursery day –
8.30-8.40 am/ 12.30-12.40pm – We take off our coats and pop them on coat pegs, next we sit on the rug and look at reading books together.
8.40 – 9am / 12.40 -1.00pm –We do the register; we have learnt to say ‘Yma’ (here) to answer to our name. Next, we count how many boys and girls are in Nursery today.
9-10am / 1-2pm – We have been playing and choosing inside the Nursery classroom. We are very proud of how well all the boys and girls have listened and played nicely with our nursery toys.
10-10.30am /2 pm – 2.30pm -Tidy up time. We ring the tidy up bell and everybody stops. We call it a super stop and we can all make a shape, we say “tidy up time – Amser tacluso” and we all tidy up our classroom, what a great job we are doing. Next we line up to go outside and we all count how many of us are going out to play. We have investigated the outdoor play area, played on the large play equipment, balance beam and the large building blocks.
10.30 -11.10 am /2.30 -3.10pm – We line up to come in and count how many are coming in (Mrs Hughes likes to count all the time!) Next, we wash our hands and sit around the rug ready for snack time. This week we have all been very good and tried the fruit and drinks offered to us. We all have lovely manners; the teachers have heard lots of “please and thank you.” After snack, we share a story and Nursery rhymes and songs. This week we have read Little red Riding hood, an information book about fruit and the 3 little pigs.
To end our day we put on our coats, we are all trying very hard to put on our own coats. Last of all we sit around the rug, say our prayer –“Mae’n amser mynd aderf” (It’s time to go home) and smile as Mrs Hughes opens the door. We wait until Mrs Hughes says our name and then walk out of Nursery.
Thank you for your continued help and support, it is very much appreciated.